628 Saint-Jacques

628 Saint-Jacques 

628 Saint-Jacques sits at the heart of Square Victoria, facing Montréal’s Tour de la Bourse. The 36-storey tower will be inaugurated in early 2022 and stands above the completely restored façade of a 1907 heritage building.
Location
Montreal, QC
Type
Residential, Architecture
Storeys
36
Surface area
256,025 ft² / 23,637 m²
Status
Ongoing

The project design draws inspiration from the Art Deco style of the surrounding buildings to inform its simple geometry and repeated lines. The precast concrete facade offers generous fenestration. The combination of a light shade for the load-bearing elements and a darker shade for the frames creates a distinctive shading effect while refining the silhouette of the structure.

The residence contains more than 250 units, as well as commercial space on the ground floor, a gym on the third floor and a panoramic roof patio equipped with a swimming pool—the highest pool in Montréal at the time it was designed. The interior design draws on New York style (especially for the communal areas), accented with brass details. Several of the units and penthouses sport different finishing to appeal to a diverse clientele.

Phot credit: Alex St-Jean, BPDL - Béton Préfabriqué du Lac

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